Productive DB Discusses Visit to Auburn

Comments and video of a 2009 football prospect who checked out Tommy Tuberville's Tigers over the weekend are featured.

Seffner, Fla.--A prospect who has attracted plenty of attention from colleges spent the day in Auburn on Saturday checking out the Tigers' first football practice of the preseason, the campus and AU's annual Fan Day.

Angelo Hadley, a 5-11, 190-pound safety from Armwood High School, notes he enjoyed the trip to the SEC campus and adds that he is enjoying the recruiting process.

"I have about 30 scholarship offers," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "Recruiting is going great. I am having a great experience with it."

Hadley is coming off an impressive junior season during which he was credited with 94 tackles. He intercepted three passes, caused three fumbles and recovered three fumbles.

"My top six colleges are Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan and Illinois," he says.

The defensive back points out that he liked what he saw on Saturday. "What I am looking for in a college is how good of a job they do putting defensive backs into the NFL and the kind of job the coaching staff does along with how experienced they are," he says.

"Another thing that is important is how good the school is academically and if they have my major," he says, although he notes he hasn't decided yet on what he wants to study in college.

Hadley also notes that he is no hurry to pick a college destination. "I want to make a decision after the season," he says.

Armwood is expected to have one of the top high school teams in the state of Florida this year after winning 13 games last season. He is one of the reasons for that along with two other players who visited Auburn on Saturday--linebacker Petey Smith and receiver Mywan Jackson.

"We are going to have a great team this season," Hadley predicts. "We have a lot of returning seniors and we are really prepared for this season.

"I am looking forward to playing better than my sophomore and junior seasons," he notes. "I am looking to improve my coverages and learn everything new we are doing this year."

He says his strengths going into his senior season are his physical style of play and the ability to break on the football when it is in the air. It helps to have good speed and he does. The defensive back says he has best times of 10.7 seconds for the 100 meters and 22.4 for 200 meters.

On his trip to Auburn the rising senior got a chance to watch former teammate Eric Smith, who is a freshman running back for the Tigers.

"Eric has been working out hard when he was down in Tampa," Hadley says. "He is an all-around player who can do it all. He is a good guy. Last year his top two choices were Auburn and Clemson. He couldn't decide where he wanted to go for a while, but Auburn came out on top."

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